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The Official Grasshopper Takeover Email Newsletter
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Hello and Happy Holidays to all,

It's that time of the year again when the joyful spirit of the holiday season has us running mad with last minute shopping, holiday greetings and maxed out credit cards. As for me, I've yet to buy a single gift and most likely won't be getting around to it until the day before Christmas. All this leaves me somewhat envious of Bob who, for the past two years, has successfully and wisely "boycotted" Christmas altogether and consequently avoided the shopping madness that accompanies it. But all Hallmark obligations aside, it is a great time for family and friends and a precious reminder of the often overlooked power of the human spirit.

Wrote W.C. Jones, Christmas is "The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."

Holiday Showdates:

  • Friday, December 20th at the Ranch Bowl. ALL AGES.
  • Saturday, December 21st at the Howard St. 21+
  • Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas night at the Music Box. 21+

News as of late:

  • Thanks to our webmaster, Brian Wetjen, our spankin' new website has just recently been launched so go to www.grasshoppertakeover.com to check it out. Post on the message board, download and watch the music videos, read the bios and much more.
  • We're now in the mixdown and final phase of our album and are hoping to have it released sometime in February or March and be on regional and national tour soon after the release.
  • T-shirts and IDM CDs are now available to order for $10 each, or $15 for a shirt and CD. Soon there will be pics on the website so you can better choose from the choices of T-shirt designs, but if you would like a shirt pronto, email us through the contact page on our site and we'll get you hooked up.
  • There's more, I'm sure, but i'm currently at a loss and starving and breakfast is awaiting me in the other room. To all, Happy Holidays again and thank you for your continued support.

Spread your wings and fly,
grubb / GTO